People Like Us, Matmos and Wobbly Live at San Francisco Art Institute on 2002-10-05
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- Live concert
- People Like Us, Matmos and Wobbly
02 - Dolly Pardon
03 - Clawing Your Eyes Out Down To Your Throat
04 - Shenandoah
05 - Holler
06 - Tremble Valley Peady
07 - Chicken Legs
08 - Cattle Call
10 - Unshackled
10 - Arkansas Explorer
11 - Calling
12 - I Must Die
13 - Wide Open Spaces
Personnel: Drew Daniel, M.C. Schmidt, Vicki Bennett, Jon Leidecker
People Like Us: http://www.peoplelikeus.org
This is a joint show by People Like Us, Wobbly and Matmos. All three groups give permission for this collaborative show to be downloaded and shared on a non-profit basis. Please do not take it that permission is given for uploading of any other Wobbly or Matmos track to this site until you read specific permission from the bands themselves.
- 2002-12-16 00:00:00
- Pro Tools v5.1.1 > .wav > mkwACT > .shn
- San Francisco, CA
Subject: experimental genius!
Subject: Artsy - Fartsy, heavy on the fartsy
Subject: The countryside as heard by town people... or the contrary?
"Having mutually agreed upon a country and western theme, Vicki Bennett (PLU), Jon Leidecker (Wobbly), and Drew Daniel and M. C. Schmidt (Matmos) pored over their archives of honky tonk classics, chopping and dicing Nashville's finest almost beyond recognition, and collectively restitching the mangled shreds in a kind of crazed digital quilting bee. Several tense rehearsals and strong pots of tea later, the foursome shuffled on stage and delivered the goods: from panoramic twangfests to offkilter waltzes to barn burning stompers. Flickering and tranquil one moment, and wildly slapstick the next, Wide Open Spaces hits the sweet spot between song forms and improvisation, and showcases the qualities that all three collaborating artists share: absurdist humor, baroque sample manipulation, and stuttering rhythmic frameworks that lurch and sway. While the presence of five samplers, four laptops, three CD players and a pedal steel guitar on one stage could have led to a tediously ego-driven "jam" or simply cacophany, the results feel lushly detailed but not cluttered, and swing naturally between structure and freedom. It's an international media magpie summit where country's chick-a-boom meets tech house's boom-tschak, and tearjerking sentiment and patriotic hokum are subjected to a dense shower of coughs, sputters and rude noises. Listening back to the recorded results, all three musical units agreed that this concert was mighty fine, and worth sharing."
After a summer-long intensive search for freely available media, I must admit this is the best match! A very good sound quality (DI-ed from the desk), a witty concept and lots of catchy sampled tunes!
For those who'd rather download MP3 files, this show is also hosted on UbuWeb, along with the whole People Like Us discography!
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